Isle of Wight promotes filming locations

The Isle of Wight off the south coast of England has hosted a familiarisation trip for a group of top location managers in a bid to promote its filming locations.

Location managers on Isle of Wight

Creative England and Wight Media Services organised the trip with the support of the local government. Between them, the location managers have worked on zombie drama World War Z, spy thriller Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit and Cold War caper The Man from U.N.C.L.E.  

"I've been helping international film crews visiting the Island for many years, and it's great to see more UK-based crews show an interest in crossing the Solent," said Dave Russell, owner of Wight Media Services, in comments to Creative England.

"We have a wealth of potential locations here and need to drive that awareness of the Isle of Wight being a supportive and diverse place to film."

The Isle of Wight is not known as a prolific filming location, but over the years has attracted the occasional high-profile production like the Oscar-nominated period drama Mrs Brown.

The UK hosts regular familiarisation trips to help boost Britain's international appeal as one of the world's most popular filming locations.

Earlier this year the British Film Commission took a US delegation across the whole of the UK, showcasing facilities like The Bottle Yard Studios in Bristol and Wardpark Studios in Cumbernauld, Scotland, which was converted from an industrial facility for the historical TV drama Outlander.


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